The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1834

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For the Spectator.

Mr. Editor, - I was on the wharf the other day when the William Avery arrived, and was speaking to some English emigrants who had taken their passage on board of her for Toronto. They said the Captain had shipped them for that port. I made them acquainted with the circumstances that the boat did not go to Toronto; when they spoke to the Captain, he said they might from Oswego take the Constitution to Toronto, which might be true enough, but it would be about the same thing as to take a passage at Liverpool in a ship bound to the West Indies to come to Quebec. In the first place a deception is practised upon the emigrants, to their injury, and loss of time. They are taken into another country where they are liable to have trouble if not some cost with the revenue officers. If their baggage is landed, which in all probability will be the case if the Constitution is not at Oswego when the Avery arrives, and even if she were there, and their luggage could be put on board directly, they would have a double passage to pay as well as a useless removal. By taking a passage on board the boats on this side going to Toronto these difficulties might be avoided and the passage money would be no more to Toronto than what it would be to Oswego.

An Observer

Kingston, June 10th, 1834.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1834